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Satellite Phone Encryption Calls Can be Cracked in Fractions of a Second

July 10, 2017

By: Sikur

By Swati Khandelwal

Decrypting-Satellite-Phone-CallsSecurity researchers have discovered a new method to decrypt satellite phone communications encrypted with the GMR-2 cipher in “real time” — that too in mere fractions of a second in some cases.

The new attack method has been discovered by two Chinese security researchers and is based on previous research by German academicians in 2012, showing that the phone’s encryption can be cracked so quickly that attackers can listen in on calls in real time.

MORE: http://thehackernews.com/2017/07/satellite-phone-encryption.html

 

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